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Manage asthma in your school community!

Thursday, October 6, 2011
In Ontario, as many as 1 in 5 children have asthma. This fall, Ophea is encouraging educators to make the time to increase the awareness of asthma in their school. Ophea’s Asthma Education Initiative resources are designed to increase the skills and knowledge of educators about asthma management...

September 28th is World School Milk Day!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011
According to Canada’s Food Guide, children need two to four servings of milk or alternatives daily. The Elementary School Milk Program is an easy way to help make sure your students get the milk they need to stay healthy, alert and ready to learn and play – every day. It’s also a great way for your...

Staying safe in a wired world - Innovative new resource educates kids about being safe and healthy online

Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Kids are becoming increasingly connected through the Internet, and issues with netiquette, cyberbullying and security and privacy are emerging at younger and younger ages. This fall, Ophea is launching Connect[ED], a free online resource on Internet safety for students in Grades 4-6. "Over 94% of...

Student Health Contributes to Student Success

Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Earlier this week the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) announced that test results in Ontario students in reading, writing and math skills have increased by 15 per cent since 2003. These results have been achieved through the hard work of students, teachers and school...

A great loss to Ontario's education and health sector

Friday, August 19, 2011
This week Ophea and the health and physical education community in Ontario said farewell to one of the sector’s most committed advocates. Debra Courville passed away this week after a long and hard-fought battle with cancer. For over 30 years, Deb worked with passion and demonstrated relentless...

Active Canada 20/20: Have your say

Monday, August 8, 2011
Here is an opportunity not to be missed where you will have input into shaping the future of a national physical activity strategy and change agenda for Canada. As manager of PARC, the Centre for Excellence in Physical Activity in Ontario, Ophea is happy to support this strategy and hopes you will...

Ophea's Board of Directors

Friday, July 15, 2011
For Ophea, with the end of each school year comes the beginning of the year for us. The summer months of July and August are the perfect opportunity for us to reflect on the previous year, and to begin to plan and realize our strategies for the coming year. Over the past year, Ophea has been...

Free health education resources - order now for next year!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Once again, Ophea is working in partnership with Procter & Gamble Canada to deliver free user-friendly resources to educators working with students in Grades 5-6 and 7-8! Always Changing helps Grade 5 and 6 students understand their changing bodies, the stages of puberty and the role of...

Challenging political candidates to make education an issue

Thursday, June 30, 2011
This fall Ontario will have a provincial election, and many organizations have begun to release their positions on various election issues, from healthcare to the economy. Some organizations will directly or indirectly endorse a particular party or candidate, but the Ontario Public School Boards'...

Health and physical education today, health benefits tomorrow

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
In Ontario, momentum is building for reform of our health-care system. With the approaching provincial election, many individuals and organizations are offering their recommendations on how best to address the health-care crisis facing our province. The recent report from the Citizens’ Reference...

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